Hammer House of Horror

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  • TV-14
  • 1980
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (2,306)

Hammer House of Horror was a popular British TV series that first premiered on ITV in 1980. The show offered the ultimate horror experience, providing audiences with chills and thrills they had never seen before. With an array of talented actors and a creative team that was second to none, Hammer House of Horror quickly gained a reputation as one of the best horror shows ever created.

The show stars a stellar cast of actors, including Patricia Quinn, Jon Finch, and Pierce Brosnan. Quinn delivers an exceptional performance that skillfully balances both horror and humor. Finch, on the other hand, portrays a wide range of characters, from a skeptical businessman to a haunted man who is slowly losing his mind. Pierce Brosnan's role in the series may be shorter than the others, but his performance left an indelible impression that proved to be a significant stepping stone in his career.

Each episode of Hammer House of Horror was a standalone story, allowing viewers to experience a new horror-filled scenario with every episode. The show offered a fresh take on horror, which varied from gory vampire tales to chilling ghost stories. Hammer House of Horror took audiences to some of the most terrifying places imaginable, including abandoned asylums, haunted mansions, and cursed homes.

The cinematography in the series was exceptional, offering viewers fluid camera movements, perfect lighting, and an immersive sound design that made it easy to get lost in each story's eerie narrative. The creative team crafted each episode with painstaking attention to detail, bringing to life compelling stories that left viewers begging for more.

The show's popularity stemmed from several factors, including the constant twists and turns of the episode's storylines, as well as the highly relatable characters. Hammer House of Horror knew precisely how to keep the audience on the edge of their seats, making them guess the outcome of each episode until the very end.

Hammer House of Horror also gained a reputation for showing levels of gore and violence that were unprecedented at the time. Blood and guts were often on display, but it was never gratuitous. The violence always served the story and was well crafted to shock and scare the audience into submission.

The show addressed themes such as fear, insanity, the supernatural, and human nature. Hammer House of Horror explored the darker sides of human psyche, shining a light on what lurked beneath the surface of everyday life.

The show's overall production design was also noteworthy. The fantastic makeup and special effects added to the overall quality of the show, allowing viewers to witness some of the most gruesome and macabre images imaginable.

In conclusion, Hammer House of Horror was an extraordinary show that pushed the boundaries of horror TV. The level of quality and attention to detail was unprecedented at the time, allowing the show to build up a loyal following that endures to this day. With a stellar cast and an immensely talented creative team, Hammer House of Horror offered audiences the ultimate horror experience.

Hammer House of Horror is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on September 13, 1980.

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THE MARK OF SATAN
13. THE MARK OF SATAN
December 6, 1980
Edwyn Rord, a young man working in a hospital morgue, pricks himself with a needle while working on the body of a man who thought he was possessed by the Devil. As a result, the Devil chooses Edwyn as his next disciple - or is it all in Edwyn's mind? In any event, Edwyn becomes obsessed by numerology and kills his mother and the local Vicar takes a strong line on it all.
GROWING PAINS
12. GROWING PAINS
October 4, 1980
A scientist's ten-year-old son dies, killed by eating food intended for his father's research rabbits. The man and his wife, Terence and Laurie Morton, then adopt another boy, James. But James is a weird, aloof child from the beginning, and shocking things happen around him. Dr Morton is a busy research botanist, and his wife works for charities, neglecting their new son - which is just as it was with William, the boy who died. James finds William's diary and reads a poem he wrote in it about his lonely life, and this calls up the dead boy. William's ghost invades the household, looking for revenge on his father and causing terrible events to unfold.
THE HOUSE THAT BLED TO DEATH
11. THE HOUSE THAT BLED TO DEATH
October 11, 1980
Emma and William Peters and their young daughter, Sophie, move into an old house which has been empty for many years. Unknown to them, Number 42, Colman Road, has not been lived-in since an old man (Albert Clemens) murdered his wife there. As severed hands and kukris materialize, while the house rains blood and the family cat is killed in a freak accident, the new occupants are terrorized. There is a shocking and unexpected climax, when Sophie makes use of one of her birthday presents to... well, we had better not give the ending away!
VISITOR FROM THE GRAVE
10. VISITOR FROM THE GRAVE
November 22, 1980
Charlie Willoughby tries to rape Penny, an unstable young American living in England, and in defending herself she shoots and kills him. Her boy friend, Harry, helps Penny to cover things up and buries Charlie's body in the woods. Then, however, Penny thinks she hears and sees Charlie, still alive - but a trickster is up to no good, and he wants something from Penny.
CHILDREN OF THE FULL MOON
9. CHILDREN OF THE FULL MOON
November 1, 1980
A friend lends Tom Martin a country cottage for a holiday with his wife, Sarah. On the way there, Tom's car runs out of control and he can't stop it. The car ends up at a house in the woods, where Tom and Sarah meet eight beautiful Hungarian children and their Nanny, Mrs Ardoy. That night, they have an experience which will change their lives. Tom wakes up in hospital believing it was all a nightmare... but then his problems with werewolves begin.
GUARDIAN OF THE ABYSS
8. GUARDIAN OF THE ABYSS
November 15, 1980
A satanic ritual is taking place in an old house, including a strange old mirror. One of the girls present, Alison, runs away. Meanwhile, Australian antique dealer Laura Stephens buys a similar old mirror in a job lot at an auction. While she and fellow dealer Mike Roberts are looking at it, the sinister Simon Andrews makes a high offer for the mirror, but Laura turns him down. On the way home, Mike Roberts picks up Alison on the road, who says she has escaped from the sinister Choronzan Society... Alison sees the mirror and says it is the 'scrying glass' of the Elizabethan alchemist and magician Dr John Dee, used to raise the demon Choronza. And then she steals it...Mike is determined to recover the glass, and the hunt leads him into a satanic cult and a world of human sacrifice and devil worship. The Choronzan Society's leader, Charles Randolph, needs both Alison and the mirror.
THE CARPATHIAN EAGLE
7. THE CARPATHIAN EAGLE
November 8, 1980
A man picks up a woman hitch-hiker and takes her to a little place he keeps for the occasional sex attack - but he gets a surprise of his own when his heart is cut out with a sharp hook. The murder looks very like another recent killing. Police Inspector Clifford hears on the radio about a book by local writer Natalie, which is about a seventeenth-century countess with many lovers who all ended up dead. The countess kept an eagle which tore out her husband's heart, after he locked her up. Clifford contacts Natalie and his suspicion soon falls on Mrs Henska, an elderly european who is descended from the count. The police start watching Mrs Henska's nephew, Tadek Kuchinsky, a female impersonator. Then another man dies. Clifford is falling for Natalie, but he is also beginning to suspect her...
THE THIRTEENTH REUNION
6. THE THIRTEENTH REUNION
September 20, 1980
A woman journalist, Ruth Cairns, is given the job of writing about a weight loss programme at the Chesterton Clinic, a place with a strange reputation. After checking into the Clinic, Ruth investigates rumours of limbless torsos and body snatching, and while there she makes friends with Ben, another slimmer... but Ben soon dies, and his body vanishes. Ruth gatecrashes a reunion of the survivors of a passenger airliner which crashed in the Atlas Mountains on its way to Marrakesh, and the episode reaches a horrifying climax after Ruth realizes that what it all adds up to is cannibalism.
CHARLIE-BOY
5. CHARLIE-BOY
October 18, 1980
A young man, Graham, inherits his uncle's collection of native art, including an African black magic doll which he and his girl friend, Sarah, call 'Charlie Boy'. In ignorance of its power, Graham uses 'Charlie Boy' to kill a dangerous driver and to place a curse on a cousin who has cheated him - but he inadvertently directs the curse at all the people in a photograph, including Sarah and himself. Graham's brother, Mark, his uncle's housekeeper, Gwen, and his friend Phil all die, and Graham tries frantically to undo his curse. On the advice of Heinz, an antique dealer, he plans to destroy 'Charlie Boy' - but the doll has its eye on him.
RUDE AWAKENING
4. RUDE AWAKENING
September 27, 1980
Norman Shenley, an estate agent, has a dream about murdering his plain, bad-tempered wife, which leaves him free to chase his secretary, Lolly. Later that day, at a scary old house called Lower Moat Manor, Norman hears a voice say "You shouldn't have done it, Mr Shenley... You shouldn't have killed your wife". That evening Norman kills his wife for real - but then he wakes up and finds it was all a dream again. Somehow, real life and fantasy are becoming intertwined....
THE TWO FACES OF EVIL
3. THE TWO FACES OF EVIL
November 29, 1980
A warning to those picking up hitch hikers
THE SILENT SCREAM
2. THE SILENT SCREAM
October 25, 1980
A young convict, Chuck Spillers, strikes up a friendship with Martin Brueck, an elderly prison visitor who owns a pet shop. When Chuck is released, he is glad to take a job working in the shop. The old man confides that he was in a Nazi concentration camp, during the war. Chuck finds that Martin keeps a number of large cats in cages and is experimenting in controlling animals by electrical force fields and bells. When he opens Martin's safe, he learns that Martin was not exactly a concentration camp inmate. Chuck is again held captive, this time by a mad former Nazi who will stop at nothing - and when his wife, Annie, comes looking for him, she is captured, too. At the end, they seem to have turned the tables on Martin and escaped from his clutches - but have they?
WITCHING TIME
1. WITCHING TIME
September 13, 1980
The beautiful Lucinda Jessop turns up in David Winter's barn, claiming to be a witch from the seventeenth century who has escaped from being burnt at the stake by travelling forward in time. Lucinda's own house is now an old farmhouse, and its present owner, David, a composer of music for horror films, is soon under her spell. A battle for supremacy follows between Lucinda and Mary Winter, David's wife.
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Where to Watch Hammer House of Horror
Hammer House of Horror is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hammer House of Horror on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Shudder, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    September 13, 1980
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (2,306)